Trooditissa Monastery

Troodos, Cyprus

The exact date of the foundation of Trooditissa Monastery, situated on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, is not known. But according to local tradition, the monastery was established immediately after the iconoclastic era (around 990 AD). As with other monasteries, it was preceded by a hermit who resorted there during the years of the iconoclasm.

Nothing remains of the monastery of the Middle Byzantine period or the period of Frankish rule. The oldest reference to the Monastery of Trooditissa is found in a copy of a 14th century deed. The church, as well as the monastic buildings, belong to a later period and can be dated to the end of the 18th or the 19th and 20th centuries (the main building was completed in 1731). The heirlooms saved in the church of the monastery also belong to these later periods. The present church, dating to 1731, contains valuable icons including a precious icon of Panagia covered with silver-gilt from Asia Minor.

Monk Damaskinos (1939 - 1942) and his success or Abbot Pangkratios, revived the monastery after it came close to being dissolved in the 19th century. A large religious fair is held every year on the grounds of the monastery on August 15th, day of the Dormition of Panagia. Prayers to the holy icon of Panagia give hope to childless couples wishing to have children.

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E804, Troodos, Cyprus
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Founded: c. 990 AD
Category: Religious sites in Cyprus

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Lucas Sands (4 months ago)
A holy monastery with great history and importance for Cyprus ????⛪?️ As for the landscape? Godly touched! I'll be back for more exploration. #cyprus #mountains #august #kids #monastery #faith #religion #commitment #bless #water #troodos #platres #trail #river #dam #family #familytime #excursion #walk #yolo #forest #cypriot #reels #travel
Alin Rotarescu (7 months ago)
Very nice and quiet place. Also amazing view
Dina Abuaitah (7 months ago)
Lovely monastery, beautiful church, reminded me of the churches of monasteries in Meteora, being there gives a wonderful feeling , it was a blessed visit ???
Atis Rektiņš (8 months ago)
Picturesque location in the mountainside with beautiful views, freshly renovated buildings, clean and maintained. Everything seemed deserted, I did not see a single person outside. I was hiking in Troodos mountains, and went past the monastery, but did not go inside because of several large signs in English that tourists allowed. Had not seen such attitude in other monasteries I visited and did not feel welcome.
Socrates Nicolaou (17 months ago)
A peaceful destination inside the troodos Forest
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